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it? get crowd funding. digital lifestyle expert mario armstrong explains. it is saturday, april 21. good morning, i'm randi kaye. the man who shot and killed a florida teen in self-defense could get out of jail today. the bond was set for $150,000 for george zimmerman. he apologized to trayvon's family. martin savidge is in florida this morning. everyone is focusing on the apology. there's another comment that could cause problems for the defense. what was that? >> reporter: the apology was a surprise. i don't think anybody anticipated george zimmerman would be called to the stand. remember, he was under oath. he said he was sorry for the death of their son. he also said that he thought
trayvon martin was only a few years younger than he was. that stuck in my mind. i went back and replayed the 911 call from the night of the tragic shooting of trayvon martin. in that call, george zimmerman is asked to describe the age of the then unidentified trayvon martin. he said he thought he was in his late teens. that is clearly not close to george zimmerman's own age. it's a strong contradiction. there are other contradictions that will eventually come out if we get to trial. >> attorneys for trayvon martin's family called the apology disingeneral would you say and the family is devastated to allow zimmerman to be released. was the ruling unexpected in the end? >> i don't think it would have been by any measure of a legal expert's mind. they felt bond was likely. i think the family was shocked
in a number of other ways. one, they felt emotionally ambushed by the apology. they didn't know it was coming. they turned down a private meeting with george zimmerman a couple days before. that caught them off guard. they were devastated by it. then, it did not look good for the state's case. it is the case that has the job of trying to seek justice for trayvon martin. it wasn't a good day. they have lost their son, there's no such thing as a good day for them. >> so true. zimmerman's attorney wants his client to leave the state for safety concerns. that's going to upset the martin family. how likely is it that a judge will grant that request? >> the attorney is asking, basically, he wants zimmerman to be able to leave the state of florida. it's an unusual request. the judge didn't say no.
he said it seems like a possibility as long as the state of florida can track him, by that, electronically. they have to work out the gps system for him. he has to report in every three days. there has to be a clear way the state can continue to watch george zimmerman in some way, even if he does leave the state of florida. >> martin savidge watching that case. the fbi is digging up a manhattan basement. they are looking into the 33-year-old disappearance of a little boy. etan patz disappeared. they are searching a former apartment of a handyman. it raised awareness of missing children to a national level. he was one of the first to appear on a milk carton. the agency says three agents chose to resign over their part in the scandal.
that makes six agents out so far. two of them supervisors. president obama was briefed yet. the agency announced a 12th employee has been implicated. protests in bahrain could upset a major sporting event. the government is cracking down ahead of the formula one auto race. they killed one activist last night. the race was postponed twice last year because of protests. the united nations security council meets in three hours to talk about the worsening situation in syria. the peace plan that was supposed to start with a cease-fire isn't holding. the u.n. wants to up their involvement from 30 international monitors to 300. some of the first observers entered the city of homs, the epicenter of the uprising. heart failure led to the
death of the blogger, breitbart. he has an enlarged heart as well as heart disease. he died last month at the age of 43. if you are about to head out for breakfast, you might want to grab a raincoat or umbrella. yes, look out, rain may be on the way. reynolds is back with a look at weather for us. good morning. >> good morning. you are right. if you are taking a trip out to get a bagel or coffee or tea, you may deal with rain drops. if you are taking a longer trip, headed to the airport, delays in miami and orlando. back ups in atlanta and san francisco. rain in the afternoon for new york and d.c. let's throw philadelphia in there, also. rain on the east coast. we'll talk about that in a few minutes. plus, we'll let you know how long it's going to last. >> good thing cnn is playing in
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the lexus rx. why settle for a copy when you can own the original? see your lexus dealer. it is about ten minutes past the hour. get ready to get wet when you step outside. reynolds is keeping an eye on it. keep an eye on the storms. what can we expect? >> it's going to be interesting in parts of south florida. it's a deal you are going to see including here in atlanta. we are not on the eastern sea board, but the eastern third of the country. you can barely make out the city's skyline here. you can see a couple buildings here, another one here. put a smiley face there for the sake of it. giant balloon. there you go.
we have rain in parts of south florida. on i-4 or i-95, even i-75 you are going to use the wipers. this moisture pulls east. you have the atlantic and gulf. it will make things interesting. up along the eastern sea board we go and here is the rain. you may not have it in new york city yet but it's on the way. west of bismarck, scattered showers. no rumble of thunder yet. something else where he might see, the low pressure driving up to maine, vermont and new hampshire. it's going to draw in cold air. up in the catskills and berkshires before the weekend is out. dry to the west. it's also going to be warm. san francisco 79 is the expected high. 78 degrees in salt lake city. 66 in seattle. 65 in billings.
back to minneapolis we go. they have the rain here this morning. wind is coming in from the north. the cooler air is going to be felt in the twin cities. 69 in kansas city. 67 in memphis. a muggy day in new orleans. all things considered, not bad. 72 degrees. if you think it's too muggy, wait until august. let me show you what else you will see today. that area of low pressure is going to bring back ups. we showed you this. we'll show you again. miami and orlando, will have delays. miami, if the delays get longer into the afternoon, maybe an hour and a half at times. atlanta back ups due to low clouds. low clouds in los angeles we are not talking smog. new york and d.c. metro, low clouds and some rain. not expecting major thunderstorms in new york. certainly a day you need the umbrellas. randy, back to you. >> thanks reynolds. i think we are caught up.
>> you bet. we are going to focus on the secret service. the agency has come under question. brian todd looks at the agency and whether there's a permissiveness that led to the trost constitution scandal. >> reporter: it's the sheer number of secret service personnel involved in the incident with prostitutes raising questions in washington. >> it's hard for me to believe it was the first and only time. there were too many people involved. >> reporter: 11 total. two super visors among them leading experts to be concerned about a larger problem within the secret service. a comfort level with this kind of conduct. is this part of a pattern in that agency? we spoke off camera with several secret service agents and supervisors who say it's not. they never witnessed or heard of anything like this. they told us of wheels up parties where secret service parties, white house staffers and members of the media get
together after the president left the city to have drinks at a bar or hotel room. they are tame. jeffrey robinson who wrote a book says this about the parties? do married guys take rings off at the parties? it's a problem for them. do people get drunk? gee, there's a new story. >> reporter: robinson says they are not part of a broader culture. there was an incident in 2006 when an agency was tasered, charged with public intoxication in waco, texas. in 2002, u.s. news and world report publics a piece of agents having parties, barroom brawls, sex with underage girls. some of that information came from disgruntled agents who has grievances with the agency.
>> no, it is not. i can tell you, it is not. i have lived it for 31 years. >> reporter: serving under six presidents, barbara was the first woman to become a supervisor in the presidential division. the first woman to become deputy director. she super vised advanced teams. >> after duty, can you go out and have a beer? absolutely. can sometimes there be an incident? yes, there has been. is it systemic? no. >> reporter: an official mirrored that saying in an agency of 7,000 people yes, there are issues of misbehavior. it's not a broader problem. with regard to this incident and others, they responded decisively and appropriately. brian todd, cnn, washington. coming up in 15 minutes,
we'll talk with elijah cummings who is trying to get answers in the scandal. we have focused on the secret service and their responsibilities of protecting the president, the first family, presidential candidates and officials visiting the u.s. protecting the nation's financial infrastructure due to illegal currency and identity theft. since 2003, they have been involved in 30,000 arrests for crimes and confiscated $3 million in counterfeit currency. look at that there. the harrowing escape, 90 seconds away. ♪ it's tax time, and with the hundreds i saved on my car insurance with progressive, i'm out here, giving a little tax relief. are you guys touring? we are. we're going to need some savings. oh, you certainly will. [ laughs ] forget tax season -- it's saving season.
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returning from a week at camp. >> all of a sudden, i see, like, people screaming and some people, like clinging to their seats. it was very scary. >> the students cling to each other and move to the high seats to steady the bus. a sheriff deputy is able to evacuate everyone from the bus. no students were hurt. 30 miles west in portland -- >> i say, one, two, three, four, five. >> that just gives ne creeps. a sworm of honeybees decide to nest on the rear window of a lexus suv. >> i went to pick up my daughter from school and didn't realize they were there. when we got back out, there they were. >> lucky for the bees, the driver will leave them alone until they are red dou move out.
speaking of luck, this is one lucky pig in iowa. this pig was headed to the slaughter house but on the way, bounced off the truck. it's true. she survived the fall. a local animal rescue team is helping her heal. they have named her olivia after the feisty pick from nickelodeon. this pig is getting a second chance at life. too cute. if you have a great idea for a cool product, but don't have the cash to get it going, listen up. there's help out there. it's gotten easier to use. up next, more on crowd funding and how it could help you. first, when you think of nice jewelry, you may think of diamonds and gold. one is going to a scrap yard. gary has more in this week's start small think big. melissa loves junk.
in fact, it was in a scrap yard she pieced together a business idea. >> it started as an accident. i was working at a furniture company across the street from a salvage yard. it made some of the pieces more interesting and saved money as well. one year, i made everybody jewelry out of bits and pieces. everybody say this is so great, you should do it. >> that sparked wired resist dense. she crafts jewelry out of wires, vodka bottles or whatever hidden gems she can find. >> one thing i like is it's not possible to do a traditional thing. a lot of times it designs are inspired by the materials. >> now, she's added clothing to her list of inventions. >> people are starting to understand better. now, instead of saying it's made out of what? they say you are so clever.
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♪ good morning, to the big apple. hello new york city. hope you are all awake and watching "cnn saturday morning." we are trying to update you on everything you may have missed overnight. a little doobie brothers this morning. if you are an entrepreneur with no cash, crowd funding could be the way to go. what is it? how does it work? mario armstrong is joining us from new york. love the pink, mario. looking good. >> thank you. i tried something different. >> like the look. enough about your wardrobe. let's talk crowd funding. >> yes. >> explain to our viewers. how can they participate? >> right. this is -- i'm so glad you are covering this. this is a huge opportunity for so many people with a dream, a
vision, but they stop at the hardest point, that is raising the funds to move their dream to the next level. the bottom line is, there are websites like kickstarter.com and indigogo.com. if people want to donate or support you, they can do so with online donations from small to large. we are talking as low as ten bucks to a dollar to as high as several thousand. you place the amount you want donated. you mentioned two websites. what is the difference between the two of them? >> the real difference is with kick starter, they have been arnds a little bit longer than indiegogo. it takes 5% of what you actually raise. it's an all or nothing.
it's like if i want to raise $30,000 and you make it to 28, you don't get the 28,000. on indiegogo site, they have flex funding. if you don't hit your goal and want to take the money, it's a higher percentage, it's 9% but you can get money from international backers. >> one is an e-paper watch for iphone and android. what do you know about that? this has the world going nuts. it's a watch that will be able to talk to your android device or iphone device. what that means, while you are wearing your watch, instead of pulling it out or pull your phone out to get the weather and updated information, you can use a display from your watch to get that information. there's no need to go digging for your phone. what if you are receiving a text message or call, couldn't it be nice to look at your watch to
determine if you want to reach for the phone? so many people are excited. the company that did this only wanted to raise $100,000. you know how much they raised? over $5 million. that means they have so many people already ready to buy their watches. they have a customer base already there saying yes, we want this watch. we are also funding you by supporting you and that means we get our own watches by doing so. brilliant, brilliant plan. it is working. people have to do three things to make it work well. number one, make a compelling story. shoot a video of yourself telling what your passion is. you want to make a film? you want to make a muse album. two, spread it like wildfire, facebook, twitter, e-mail. tell friends and family. three, find the audience that cares about what you are trying to do. they are the initial supporters. it will spread from there. >> a lot of people have great
ideas that can't fund them. crowd funding could be the answer. >> so many people with skills are out of work. they have great ideas and great skills. this can provide that. >> thank you so much. that was cool. >> thank you. yes, it's awesome. >> join us every saturday at this time as mario armstrong gives us the scoop on the latest technology. coming up, a cease-fire in syria fails to end the violence. the united nations is going to up the pressure on the assad regime. is the agency doing enough to clean up the mess in colombia? we'll hear from an outspoken congressman ahead. ok! who gets occasional constipation,
it is half past the hour. welcome back. i'm randi kaye. thanks for starting your day with us. the fallout from a secret service prostitution scandal cost three more agents their jobs. in a statement the agency says three additional employees chose to resign. that, as a result of the ongoing investigation, a 12th employee
has been implicated. president obama has been briefed on the incident by mark sullivan who sources say ordered a comprehensive review. helicopters are brought in today to find victims bodies from a plane crash in pakistan. officials believe none of the 120 passengers or crew survived in the crash. family members are helping to identify the victims. all but seven of the bodies have been recovered. bad weather may have played a role. the united security council meets tomorrow. a peace plan that was supposed to start with a cease-fire isn't holding. opposition forces say more than 60 people were killed across the country yesterday. the u.n. wants to up it from 30 to 300. some of the first observers entered the city of homs. we are going in focus this morning on secret service and the scandal that erupted in
columbia. bad judgment ended the careers of six agents already. there could be more to come. elijah cummings is jounging us. good morning to you. >> good morning, randi. >> nancy pelosi calling the agencies a disgrace. do you think mark sullivan has done enough to clear this up? >> i think he is doing enough. i think he acted decisively. he got folks out of colombia the moment he found out about this. he stripped them of their security clearance and he suspended them. they have taken action. already six have left the service one way or another. >> you have also said you think they are harder on itself than congress would be. do you think hearings would be a waste of time? >> i don't think it would be a waste of time, but i believe --
i'm briefed daily by sullivan. i can tell you -- i'm very familiar with the secret service. they are very strict on themselves. you know, i think basically what we had here, we had a few bad apples but, i mean, this does not speak for the thousands of secret servicemen and women who put their lives on the line every day. again, i think they are doing a very good job. we are going wait and see. we are going to allow them to do their job, use their investigative skills. they are moving rapidly. again, the main thing i always have been concerned about is that they -- that we -- that in the process of doing what they are doing, that nobody gets the idea that this elite force is in any way weak. i have seen nothing to indicate that. i believe that they are at their very best right now. i think they will come out of this better than they were
before. not that they weren't already excellent, but they will be better. >> how so? because of the investigation? >> i think what is happening with the secret service, they are looking at doing a very clear and transparent look at themselves. again, these -- this situation does concern us but again, i think they are weeding out the bad apples. i think -- i don't think there are that many, be the way. i also think they know that they can perhaps do better than what they have been doing. in my conversations with the director, he's made it clear that he would leave no stone unturned. he would look this thing up and down. he's looking at every single person that had anything to do with this. that's why the most latest person -- by the way, the new 12th person they just found out about was the result of that expanded investigation.
so, i have full confidence in them. i think that, again, chairman -- my committee and i have been waiting for answers to ten questions we have asked them. we should have those answers on may 1st. going back to your other question, if we deem it necessary after that to hold hearings, we will do that. right now, i have confidence that they are going to address this issue. >> of course it's hard to believe this was an isolated incident given that many of those involved in the colombia incident were veterans of the service, right? >> i have those concerns myself. as a matter of fact i asked the director about that. he does not believe that there's a culture. again, you know, we are going to have to wait and see. people are making all kinds of speculation. i can tell you, the secret service i know is an
organization that would not tolerate that. so, you know, i want to see how it happened. we have asked the right questions. he has written us as late as last night and told us he will have thorough answers with regard to the entire episode by the end of the day on may 1st. once we get the answers, we'll go from there. we are going to hold them to a high standard, but they are holding themselves to a high standard. >> do you think there's extra pressure on the secret service given who the president is? >> i think there's been extra pressure. keep in mind, one of the things we have noticed early on in this president's tenure, he had people walking around him with guns strapped to their sides. that gives you concern. the climate in our country with the rhetoric that is going back and forth, you know, that does not help matters.
again, the secret service not only has addressed the president, they have to guard the vice president, governor romney and the various candidates and executives. so, they have a major job. the thing that we keep in mind on our committee is that we realize that they are guarding the leader of the free world. their number one responsibility is making sure that he is protected and all the others are protected. we want to make sure we get it right as a congress. we are allowing them to go forth, looking over their shoulder. we are going to get answers. i think, in the end, this will be a stronger secret service. >> congressman, i look forward to talking to you after you get those answers. we'll have you back. >> i look forward to it. >> thank you. have a good day. >> thank you. >> we'll talk more about the secret service.
we'll talk to a secret agent on the car when john f. kennedy was shot. now, it's the hercules of aircraft. the c-5 galaxy is one of the largest planes in the world. it can carry a fully equipped military unit anywhere in the world. reynolds wolf tours the jet for this week's travel insider. >> reporter: i'm coming from robyn's air force base. i wanted to show you something incredible. here is the c-5, the largest military aircraft. the ladder goes up seven steps into the aircraft. the flight deck on the top, three stories off the ground. inside, it is just amazing. take a look at how big this thing is. this plane is so huge, it can transport another plane inside it or tanks or humvees. to give you an idea in a civilian way, it's two-thirds the length of a football field.
believe it or not, there's more than one floor. on this deck, you have plenty of room. this place, this area could be outfitted with chairs to seat 75 service members. everyone the flight deck is tremendous. you can fit six people here comfortably including ryan white, who happens to work on this aircraft. can you give us a few pointers of the facts of this plane? >> it has over 100 miles of wiring throughout the aircraft. then, also, fun fact about the aircraft is you can fly the wright brothers first flyer flight in the cargo bay itself. >> reporter: i hope you enjoyed the tour of the c-5. reynolds wolf, cnn. .
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♪ welcome back. time to check out this week's story that is really caught my eye, caught reynolds eye, a little r & r. we have a few favorite. i know you like this one. >> this is a compelling thing. you can't look away from it. >> a painting penguin. the name is mckenna. an african penguin in idaho. >> that's strange enough, a penguin in idaho. >> she enjoys a morning swim and paints. she's good at it. we have video of her making art. she raises money for an idaho zoological society. should i stop? >> no, no. it looks like a crime scene. look at it. it looks like you ought to have
csi in there with crime tape. >> she goes back, steps in it and walks back. she know what is she's doing. >> she's cute. >> a penguin picasso. >> very good. absolutely. >> you want to go to the next one? >> let's go to las vegas. las vegas is known for big parties and heavy drinking. made famous by "the hangover". yeah, you remember that movie. some of you have lived it. >> one las vegas based anesthesiologist says he has a cure for the real hangover. hangoverheaven.com. they roll up and down the las vegas strip and offer iv treatments to rid your body of the toxin that is gif you a hangover. >> you think about the reason people suffer from hangovers is the lack of water. this brings the fluids back in.
$90 to $150 a pop. is that worth it? >> why not drink six glasses of water, right? maybe it's just me. >> if you are really in bad shape, they will go up to your hotel room for $500. >> what a deal. >> i guess so. >> maybe you shouldn't get the hangover in the first place, but it is vegas, right? here is the next one. a bittersweet story. the retired space shuttle "discovery" took off for the final flight, but not to space. want to check it out? not going to show video. oh, we liked it. it's on cnn.com. >> it's been a big topic people are chatting about seeing it moving to the museum. mixed emotions as you were talking about. i don't like it. i know we are not supposed to express an opinion. it's so much more fun watching them launch. >> it's going to be on display
to see it at the smithsonian. first launched in 1984. >> beautiful, beautiful piece of technology. it's a great symbol. awesome to see. >> we wanted to share that with you. that was fun. >> from penguins to going up in space to hangovers. how will we ever recover? >> i can get you an iv. >> i have it set up in the my office. >> i'm sure you do. up next, sound financial advice. including how to scout out financial ideas. you are watching "cnn saturday morning" where news doesn't take the weekend off.
we are rocking out this morning here on "cnn saturday morning" trying to wake you up if you are not already awake. glad you are with us. it is ten minutes before the hour. welcome back. these days, who doesn't want to save money? chances are you used an online coupon site. one that stands out is called scoutmom? clyde anderson takes us on the tour. >> we are at scout mob. as soon as you hit the door, you know this is not your average workplace. an ever changing landscape of technology, scout mob has taken the concept of deals online and making it accessible to you on your mobile phone. >> we want to persuade people.
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>> when he's released from jail, zimmerman will have to wear a monitoring device and check in every three days. former prosecutor holly hughes joining me to discuss this. did the bond surprise you? >> no. we have to remember, as much as the case hit hard the american people, the judge isn't looking at the emotion of it. what we have is a second degree murder charge. the bail is set according to what the state charged him with, not necessarily the facts and circumstances of this individual case. >> the family only has to come up with 10% of the bond? >> it's not as easy as it sounds. it's 10% of the bond, then there's fees and surcharges. we look at the number of $150,000 and think $15,000 is going to get him out. it's closer to 20 or 25.
it's not to say it's salve to the wound trayvon's parents are feeling. it's going to be higher than a lot of people think. they think that round number, 15,000, add on fines, surcharges, it's more than that. >> in terms of why the defense would want to take him out of jail, not only because it's more comfortable for him, but would they take him to the scene and walk through what happened? >> eventually, they will do that, yes. i have seen this attorney in action. he is really fantastic. i have no doubt, he is going to put this investigation through all the paces and through the steps. the other thing you want to consider is when you have a client who is bondable, you might get him out so you can have him come to your office and you can sit there and talk to him without having to go through, you know, you are waiting an hour at the jail for them to be able to bring him to a room to visit him. it will be very, very helpful to
have access to his client. i have no doubt the attorney will get him out to the scene, walk him through it. i suspect none of us will know about it. it's going to be in the dark when no one is looking. >> i want to get your reaction to zimmerman asking to meet with martin's family. the family attorney said it was a self-serving apology. she called it the most disengeneral would you say, insulting thing. what do you think of it? >> it's hard to know what is in a person's mind. i never met george zimmerman until the day he became a news story, the day he shot trayvon martin on the street. i can't speak to whether or not he's genuine. when you kill anybody, whether you truly feel you are defending yourself or not, of course it affects you. you feel sorry. yes, i'm sure that in his heart and mind he is sorry.
the fact remains you can do something that is horribly illegal, you can commit manslaughter and be sorry about it after the fact. i understand where the attorney for the martin family is coming from. he's not going to go in open court and say i had to do it. of course he's going to apologize. is it seen as a legal maneuver as opposed to sincere regret? i see both sides there. >> it's a difficult case for all involved. >> absolutely. >> all right. nice to see you. >> you as well. his sudden disappearance helped launch disappearing children. the search for etan patz resumes. they are back on the case digging for clues. e phillips' ch probiotic cap a day helps defend against digestive issues with three strains of good bacteria. hit me! [ female announcer ] live the regular life. phillips'.
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who sources say ordered a comprehensive preview. helicopters are being brought in today to find victim's bodies from a plane crash in pakistan. none of the 127 passengers or crew survived the crash in islamabad. all but seven of the bodies recovered. bad weather may have been a factor. the united nation's security council meets to expands the monetary mission in syria.
the plan was supposed to start with a cease-fire is not holding. the forces say nearly 60 people were killed across the country yesterday. the u.n. wants to up their involvement to 300. a california woman has been charged with first degree murder in the death of brittany killgore, the wife of a marine. they have not said what her relationship was with the accused woman. jessica lynn lopez is being held on $3 million bond. the fbi is getting back to work this morning in the search for answers into a three decades old missing child case. agents digging up a basement for clues in etan's disappearance. new and old information led them to question a carpenter who had a workshop in the place they are searching. he has not been charged as he says he has no involvement. what happened the day etan went
missing? here is susan candiotti. >> reporter: it's a friday. 6-year-old etan patz is upstairs getting ready for school. he comes straight out in a corduroy jacket, pants and a pilot hat. he can't wait to get to school. for the first time, his mom and dad are allowing him to walk two blocks down the street to go to a school bus stop, all by himself. >> it was friday before memorial day weekend. this is the last opportunity. they said he could go. >> reporter: it's just after 8:00 a.m. according to lisa cohen, etan's mom kisses him good-bye and watches his walk toward the bus stop. it seems fine. his mother runs up stairs to take care of her 2-year-old son. this is the corner etan was heading. i can still see it from here.
etan never made it. at the end of the school day, when he didn't come home, his mom calls police. >> by that time, several hours passed before anyone had an idea anything was wrong. those are crucial hours. >> reporter: etan's day grabs photos. they interview the parents and canvas the neighborhood. i am a block away. this is where the fbi is searching that basement. see all their equipment here including the blue tent? in that basement is where a carpenter had a workshop. years ago, police searched the basement, but did not dig it up. the fbi is trying to figure out wh the key to his disappearance has been here all along. susan candiotti, cnn, new york.
he is still behind bars this morning, but george zimmerman could be released any moment. the judge set a bond at $150,000. his family must put up $15,000 for his release. he's charge with the murder of the shooting death of 17-year-old trayvon martin. he issued this apology to the family. >> i am sorry for the loss of your son. i did not know how old he was. i thought he was younger than i am. >> a lawyer for the martin family called the apology disengeneral would you say. haunted by the past. a secret service agent who was there when john f. kennedy was shot. the scandal hovering over the heads of the active agents today. you are watching "cnn saturday morning" where news doesn't take the weekend off. with the spark miles card from capital one,
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look there. gotta say reynolds, 7,000 people, including them have gone to check out the bluebonnets. >> it's a beautiful place to be this time of year. a very handsome young man. i tell you, it's going to be a great day there. bluebonnets are the texas version of the cherry blossoms in washington, d.c. the weather is going to be a big deal in texas. it's going to be nice for the most part. in terms of delays, not many in texas. you'll find many in miami and orlando. the strongest occur in the afternoon. in atlanta, the low clouds, a stray shower or two. san francisco, you get the low clouds. warm in san francisco, new york and d.c. metro. you have scattered showers into the afternoon. plus, yes, you got it, low
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bigger i would say in spots like new york mainly later in the afternoon. if you have a late afternoon, early evening flight, have fun with that. back to you. >> on the bluebonnets, just got an e-mail, grandparents are thrilled, they saw the picture of tv. so cute. reynolds, thank you so much. ten minutes past the hour. time to check out the stories making news around the nation. in oregon, a school bus flies off a wet road and teeters on the edge of an embankment. inside, two dozen students returning from a week at camp. >> all of a sudden,people are screaming and some people clinging to their seats. it was very scary. >> the students cling to each other then move to the high seats to steady the bus. smart. a sheriff's deputy is able to evacuate everyone. no students were hurt. 30 miles from here in portland,
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we are going in focus this morning on the secret service. the agency has come under fire for the prostitution scandal in colombia. the fallout cost six agents their jobs. a 12th has been implicated. i want to focus in on the heroics over the years. let's bring you back to the day that changed everything for the secret service. november 22nd, 1963.
>> from dallas, texas, apparently official, president kennedy died at 1:00 p.m. central standard time. 2:00 eastern standard time. some 38 minutes ago. >> that was the report by cbs correspondent walter cronkite. >> most american who is are old enough remember where they were at that moment. this is especially true for my next guest. clint hill was there that day at a member of the president's secret service detail. you can see him here in these pictures. when the shots rang out, he was the first to reach the president and the first lady. clint hill, we are honored to have you on the show today. thank you for joining us. since president kennedy's assassination, you have rarely done any interviews. now, you released a new memoir,
"mrs. kennedy and me." why release this now? any significance to the timing? >> well, i thought i never would write a book or contribute to a book. the timing is such that i'm not getting any younger. i was convinced by a woman that helped me write the book that i had information that was historical and should be documented. others came to me and said the same thing. i thought it was time to write something down and pay tribute to a wonderful lady. >> what can you tell us about the mrs. kennedy we don't know? >> she was extremely intelligent, very athletic. she was an accomplished horse woman. she loved to water ski, play tennis, golf. she was a very hands-on mother. she wanted her two children,
ca carolinen and john to grow up as normal as possible. i thought it was impossible. it's what she wanted. it's what she was like. she had a wonderful sense of humor. she was devoted to her husband. he was devoted to her. they made a great couple. >> i want to go back to november, 1963. you had a tough time there in those years after that assassination. can you talk about what you went through, what you were dealing with emotionally at that time? >> well, because of the way the situation developed in dallas, i was in the car behind the president's car. when the shots rang out, i scanned to my right toward the shots. i saw what happened in the presidential vehicle. the other agents scanned toward the noise. their eyes went away from the presidential vehicle. i reacted. i was the only one who had a chance to react. i had a sense of responsibility
and felt a sense of guilt that i wasn't able to do more. i felt i should have got on the car and shield them from further damage. >> you were in the following car, correct? >> yes. in the follow up car on the left hand side on the front. my responsibility that day was mrs. kennedy. >> i want to play a clip you do from 60 minutes in 1975. listen to this. >> was there any way, was there anything that the secret service or that clint hill could have done to keep that from happening? >> clint hill, yes. >> clint hill, yes, what do you mean? >> if he would have reacted five tenths of a second faster or maybe a second faster, i wouldn't be here today.
>> you mean you would have gotten there and taken the shot, the third shot? >> yes, sir. >> that would have been all right with you? >> that would have been fine with me. >> you couldn't. you got there in less than two seconds, clint. you couldn't have gotten there. you surely don't have any sense of guilt about that? >> hmm. that interview was 12 years after the assassination. it's been 30 years since that interview and 50 years since the president's assassination. stay witus. after the break, clint, i would like to ask you if you still feel the same way and still feel you are in part to blame. i want to talk more about that. we'll be right back. number 1 cause for dry mouth. dry mouth can cause increased cavities, bad breath, oral irritations.
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agent who was the man who lumped on the limousine after john f. kennedy was shot to shield the president and the first lady. in the years after the asassuation, you said you felt guilty of not taking a bullet for the president and feel you could have done more. do you feel that way today? >> i'll always have that sense of guilt and responsibility. i was the only one who had a chance that day. i came back to daley plaza in 1990. i came to the conclusion i did everything i could have done given the circumstances at the time of the first shot. the first shot was free. we only had a chance to react after that fire. >> have you worked through the guilt of not taking the bullet for him as you said you wish you could have done? >> the guilt will always be there. the writing of the book, "mrs.
kennedy and me" helped a great deal. i have relived the situation, gone through it again and talked to people. it's been ka that theic to go through that process. >> how do you find the courage. most of us come to work and don't put our lives on the line. how do you find the nerve to be willing to take a bullet for someone else? >> well, i guess it was just the discipline we had and everything else. we certainly weren't in it for the money. we were there to do a job on behalf of the american people, to provide protection to the leadership of the united states and to keep them as safe as we could. provide an environment in which they could function and do the jobs they were elected to do. >> what is it today that you would like the public to know about the secret service? >> the men and women of the
secret service today are some of the ones i worked with back in the 1960s and '70s. they are dedicated. they are determined. what happened or what allegedly happened recently, i hope will not cause people to have bad feelings about the agents of the secret service because they are a dedicated, determined group of individuals. they work extremely hard and do the best job they can. i hope everyone will remember that as they go about and see the president or any other prote protectee in the country. >> are you concerned? >> i was shocked to hear it. i don't know anymore about it than i have heard in the media, but i was shocked. i have great confidence in director sullivan. he's a no nonsense type of guy. after the investigation is done, he'll take the appropriate action and the situation will be
clarified. >> how do you think this is being handled? what do you think the conversations are that are going on? >> well, i'm sure everyone is extremely disappoint first-degree the allegations are proven true. but, i do know that the top management from director sullivan on down, they are going to take charge of this situation and it will be -- those people who are involved or allegedly involved will be dealt with severely. so be it. that's what has to be done. >> clint hill, it has been a great pleasure speaking with you this morning. thank you so much for your heroic efforts and con congratulations on your new book, "mrs. kennedy and me." >> thank you for allowing me to be here. >> thank you. the follow up cost three more agencies their jobs. three additional employees chose to resign.
that, as a result of the ongoing investigation, a 12th employee has been implicated. president obama has been briefed on the incident. sources now say he's ordered a comprehensive review. helicopters being brought in to find victim's bodies from a plane crash in pakistan. they believe none of the passengers or crew survived. all but seven of the bodies have been recovered. aviation officials say bad weather may have been a factor in the crash. first, your bottom line with christine romans starts right now. education jobs are disappears at an alarming rate. are your kids and american prosperity in jeopardy? >> good